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THREE ARRESTED IN SPRINGBOK FOR COPPER WORTH APPROXIMATELY R1 MILLION: SPRINGBOK SAPS
2022/06/23      |  Written By:  Lieutenant Colonel S Kock   |   Province:  Northern Cape

22 June 2022 - The Springbok SAPS Visible Policing unit received a complaint of alleged copper theft at a cellphone tower and their swift reaction ensured the arrest of three male suspects. On Tuesday, 21 June at about 08:00 the SAPS members found the suspects with the copper and chased after the five males but managed to arrest three in the veld near the Springbok Hospital. 

Approximately 86m of copper was stolen and police managed to retrieve about 70m on the scene. The SAPS members also confiscated two pangas, a hand saw and a screwdriver that was allegedly utilized in the commission of crime. 

The suspects should be appearing in the Springbok Magistrates' Court soon on charges of tampering with, damage, or destroy essential infrastructure. The investigation continues.

The Acting District Commander for Namakwa, Col Schalk Andrews commended the members from the Springbok SAPS Visible Policing unit for their lightning fast response and also thanked the community for their assistance in this regard.